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Charles Murrell

Female 1796 - 1808  (12 years)


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  • Name Charles Murrell 
    Born 1796  Hockley, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 29 Jun 1808  The sea near the Whittaker beacon, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Jul 1808  Hockley, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0715  Wright and Savill
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2020 

    Father William Murrell
              b. Abt 1746
              d. Oct 1829, Hockley, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Sarah Horlock
              b. 1769, Northfleet, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. Aug 1833, Hockley, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1789  St. Catherine Cree Church, Leadenhall Street, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • They were married at St. Catherine Cree Church, Leadenhall Street, London on 29 October 1789. The Archbishop of Canterbury granted them a marriage license on October 27, 1789, which was a bit of a "high level" authorization. William was a bachelor from that parish and Sarah was a spinster from Rettendon.
    Family ID F206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1796 - Hockley, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Jun 1808 - The sea near the Whittaker beacon, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Jul 1808 - Hockley, Essex Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Charles was baptised on 28 August 1796 in Hockley Essex. His parents were William & Sarah Murrell.

      From an article in "The Essex Family Historian", May 2002.
      According to a report in the Chelmsford Chronicle, on the 8th of July 1808 a vessel belonging to Mr William Murrell of Hullbridge, Hockley, was on its return from Northfleet to Hullbridge in the evening of Wednesday se'nnight, when near the Whitaker beacon, a sudden squall occasioned a wave to break over the same, which washed the son of Mr Murrell (a boy, 12 years of age) overboard and he was drowned. The body of the infortunate youth has not since been found.

      This advertisement appeared on the front page of the same issue and read: If the body of Charles Murrell a lad of about 12 years of age, who was washed overboard on Wednesday the 29th ult. near the Whitaker beacon, should be found, it is requested that the same be carefully conveyed to his father, Mr William Murrell, of Hullbridge, Hockley, Essex, who will pay a reward of 10 guineas - the said youth was dressed in a blue jacket, striped waistcoat and canvas trowsers (sic).

      There was no report in the newspaper that the body was found, but Philip Benton's "History of Rochford Hundred" (1873) refers to a gravestone in St Peter's Hockley, which records the burial on 19th July 1808 of Charles Murrell 'lost in a heavy gale of wind in the Swin.... and his body being found at Harwich"